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NUC Announced To Accredit 15 Online University Centers.

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Prospective Nigeria students who are seeking admission into higher institutions might it more easy to study more courses online as the  National Universities Commission, NUC, on Tuesday announced, that it is in the process of allowing 15 more universities to embark on open distance/online learning as this will help solve inadequate access to university education.

The Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed, said this at a one day symposium on policy and practice in open and distance learning.

The event which was a collaboration between the NUC and the University of London is to promote open and distance learning in the country.

He said Open and Distance Learning, ODL, is a system of teaching and learning which is characterised by using multiple media for delivering instruction and learning interaction.

Mr. Rasheed said the commission is concerned about the quality of education in the country noting that that the issue of quality cannot be ignored.

“For NUC, quality is the main r…

By 2020, There Will Be 15 Million Jobs For Nigerian Youths - FG.

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The Federal Government has confirmed that it is targeting no fewer than 15 million jobs for unemployed youths by 2020.

This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (Industrialisation), Sani Yakubu, during the ninth Meeting of the National Council on Industry Trade and Investment held in Sokoto.

Yakubu said the new jobs would be achieved through the Economic and Recovery and Growth Plan launched in April 2017 by the present administration.

According to him, the ERGP is a home-grown four-year medium term development plan aimed at driving economic recovery and ensuring sustained, inclusive growth and building a globally competitive and diversified Nigerian economy.

Source:  Punch Newspaper.

Vice Principal Gets Suspended For Impregnating A 16 Year Old Pupil.

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The Vice Principal of Government Day Secondary School, Tunga, Niger State, Mohammed Mohammed, who impregnated his 16-year-old pupil, Faith Galadima, has been ordered by the Niger State government to take care of her and her baby for three years.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Yahaya Garba, on Wednesday said the accused had not been promoted or transferred by the ministry, adding that the ministry was not shielding him from prosecution.

Garba noted that Mohammed had been suspended from the school, while 50 per cent of his salary was being withheld pending the outcome of the case in court.

He said, “As a ministry, we did not want to make any public announcement of our stand, but because the issue has gone viral, we have to come out to state our stand. I will like to say that the Niger State Ministry of Education is not in any way shielding Mallam Mohammed. When the case got to us, we directed the state secondary education board to set up a seven-man committee.

“Based o…